June 16, 2022

Mr. Frederick Opare Ansah, a former sixteen years New Patriotic Member of Parliament for the Suhum Constituency in the Eastern Region has announced his unwavering resolve to lead the governing party

The grassroot party man addressing the media after filing his nomination to contest the General Secretary Position of the New Patriotic Party on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 expressed confidence of the party members graving for a new direction and he is in position to steer the affairs of the party to achieve that

“Just to assure you that in the areas that I took my campaign, it is abundantly evident that the teaming base of our party is ready for massive change at the top of our party.

So I’m very confident that baring any mishap hopefully at the Accra Sports Stadium come 16th July I’m going to become your next General Secretary”, he asserted.

He has also expressed hope and confidence to successfully sail through the vetting process in order to get the green light to complete the campaign for the final task ahead in July, 2022.

“I have duly filed my nomination and the vetting venue and time I have been told that vetting for our particular category might be on Monday, and so what is left is to get vetted and hopefully sail through vetting, and hit the ground to complete what campaign is left to do”.

Profile of the man Frederick Opare Ansah

As a true party man, Hon. Opare Ansah has been instrumental in many fronts in the party.

His involvement in various by-elections including Offinso South, 24th October 2006; Fomena, 23rd January 2007; Jirapa, 7th April, 2009; Akwatia re-run, 18August 2009; Chereponi, 29 September, 2009 where key played key roles is not a secret to the rank and file of the party.

He is a sixteen-year veteran of the Parliament of Ghana representing the Suhum Constituency on the ticket of the NPP.  He served on several committees including the Finance and Business Committee of Parliament. He also served as the chairman of the select Committee on Communications in the 7th Parliament.

Also, he was a member of Ghana’s delegation to the ECOWAS Parliament from August 2011 to February 2020.

Indeed, his parliamentary record is of the highest service and this includes his services as the Minority Chief Whip. From August 2007 to January 2009, he served as the Deputy Minister of Communications. He has served as a consultant to the Inter Parliamentary Union on several occasions.

In parliament, he was a consensus builder and was respected by both sides of the divide. He is one of the few people to be commended by the then Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South and now His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a handwritten note on the sale of Ghana Telecom which read: “Hon Minister, that was an impressive performance. Well done.”

He has extensive experience in the telecom, political and corporate environment.

He studied his Ordinary Level at Nkawkaw Secondary, where he passed with distinction. He proceeded to pursue his Advanced Level at Presbyterian Boy’s Secondary School, Legon. He was admitted at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he had his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Hon. Frederick Opare-Ansah has undertaken extensive training programmes alongside high-level seminars. These include; Seminar for African Telecom Managers, in Edinburgh, Scotland; Communications Policy Conference; African Telecom Summit; Lucent Solutions in Copenhagen, Denmark; EMX 2500 Operations and Maintenance, Chicago, USA; World Summit for Information Society (WSIS), Tunisia; CTO Connecting Rural Africa, Abuja, Nigeria; Global Telecom Meeting, 2007, Washington DC, USA; Giobal Symposium of Regulators, in Thailand; Regional Seminar on the Contribution of The Parliament of Sierra Leone to the Nationa! Reconciliation, Institutional Reform and Development Agenda, April 2009 — attended as IPU Resource Person; Seminar on the Contribution of Parliament to Peace and Reconciliation in Uganda, October 2009 – attended as IPU Resource Person.

On the corporate front, he has served as the Managing Director and General Manager of DiscoveyTel Ghana Limited and Third Rail Ghana Limited respectively. He has served as Technical Manager for CellTell Limited (Kasapa) and Operations Manager for Transaction Management Services. He has served as Stations Engineer and Consultant to Multimedia Broadcasting and Crystal Communications respectively.

Hon. Frederick Opare Ansah served and continues to serve on a number of boards which includes but not limited to these: Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA); Ghana ID Company; DiscoveryTel Ghana; Ristel, Guinea; Ghana Airport Company and others. In 2020/21 he was a Member and Ag. Chairman of the Council of Ghana Communications Technology University.